Demetrius Flenory, popularly known as Big Meech is an American drug baron and businessman with a net worth of $100 million. This convicted drug dealer made his fortune from running a drug-trafficking organization called “The Black Mafia Family”, which he co-founded.
The Black Mafia Family (BMF) is one of the largest American drug-trafficking organizations of cocaine. This criminal organization employed over 500 people and made more than $271 million in profits from the illicit sale of hard drugs. At its peak, the Black Mafia Family distributed and traded thousands of kilograms of cocaine in major cities in the United States, including Los Angeles, California, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Big Meech reportedly took charge of operations in Atlanta, while his brother, Terry Lee Flenory, popularly known as, Southwest T, was responsible for the Los Angeles branch of the organization. It was said that both brothers were hauling 2,500 kilos of cocaine every month in and out in just Atlanta alone.
Big Meech met his waterloo in 2005 when he was arrested. He pleaded guilty to money laundering and drug trafficking charges and was sentenced to 30 years in jail. However, Meech’s period in prison was reduced to three years on June 14 by American District Judge, David M. Lawson. Big Meech is expected to be released anytime in 2028.
In this article, you will learn more about how Big Meech was caught, who snitched on him, his family, his release date, and how rich he is.
Big Meech Biography
|Real Name||Demetrius Edward Flenory|
|Nickname||Big Meech or Herm Meech|
|Place of Birth||Michigan, Detroit|
|Date of Birth||21 June 1968|
|Age||54 years (2022)|
|Current Residence||Oregon Prison|
|Profession||Drug Lord, Record label executive|
|Son||Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.|
|Brother||Terry P.O. Lee “Southwest T” Flenory, Robert “Bobby Strickland” Flenory, and Michael “Mikey Wayne” Flenory|
|Salary||$2 million annually|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
Big Meech was born on 21 June 1968 in a religious home in Michigan. His birth name is Demetrius Flenory, and he is an American. Even though his family was religious, they were poor and not too sound financially. Demetrius grew up with his brother, Terry, and they were raised in poor financial situations.
He began selling drugs with his brother, Terry, on the streets of Detroit. From selling drugs worth $50, the duo dropped out of high school to trade higher amounts of cocaine. Soon, their business grew as they made thousands of dollars, and together, they started one of the largest drug trafficking organizations in Detroit.
As they grew older, they thrived in the businesses and diversified to selling crack cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. In 1997, Big Meech, Southwest T, and Jerry Bland (a friend of theirs) were arrested for selling drugs at a mansion owned by the ex-NFL star, Boobie Clark’s mother. They were charged with illegal possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, but they were able to escape those charges.
In 1999, they pleaded guilty to drug-related charged and were sentenced to 33 months in prison.
Although Big Meech doesn’t have a wife yet, he has a girlfriend who he has a long-standing relationship with. Big Meech’s girlfriend used to be Sabrina Peterson, but they have broken up. He shares a son with Latarra Eutsey, his baby mama, and the mother of his son, Demetrius Flenory Jr.
Meech has links with several women, including popular female figures. Apart from Sabrina Peterson, celebrities such as Tonesa Welch (Lady Juice) and former stripper, Ms. Magic City (Suga) have had affairs with Big Meech.
Age, Height, and Weight
Big Meech is 54 years old, he weighs 68 kg, and his height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.74m).
Big Meech Career
Demetrius and his brother, Terry Flenory, sold drugs on the streets of Detroit and became one of the biggest names in the business.
In 1989, he set up the Black Mafia Family and began the distribution of cocaine in the United States in 2020. The organization operated from two points, one in Atlanta, Georgia, and the other in Los Angeles.
The Black Mafia Family built many relationships with drug cartels in Mexico and LA. In 2000, Big Meech ventured into the music industry by floating his record label, BMF Entertainment. The record label served as the front business from which they launder money from cocaine sales and made their drug trafficking business legit.
BMF Entertainment has been in the music industry for a while and has promoted music artists like Young Jeezy, Nu Money, Bleu DaVinci, Calico Jonez, Fee Money, D-Boi, and Fabolous. Within a short time, the Black Mafia Family started getting recognition from the public due to their extravagant lifestyles.
In 2005, the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Southwest T and Big Meech. The brothers pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges, and each got a jail sentence of 31 years.
The investigators further continued their investigations with the hope of arresting more members of the group. Also, investigators seized $21 million worth of assets and properties, including cash, jewelry, more than 30 vehicles, and 13 houses in Atlanta, Detroit, and Los Angeles.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flenory family attempted to convict Big Meech ten years earlier from imprisonment. However, the judge, David Lawson, declined to grant compassionate release to him during the pandemic.
On 14th June 2021, the U.S District Judge agreed to reduce his imprisonment from 260 months to 324 months for good behavior. Due to this decision, Big Meech will be released from prison in 2028 instead of November 25, 2031.
In 2020, Terry Flenory (Southwest T) was released to home confinement to minimize overcrowding and curb the spread of COVID-19. However, Big Meech wasn’t so lucky; he spent his 54th birthday in jail and maybe there till 2028.
Despite spending more than 17 years in Oregon jail, Big Meech still has a good fan base, especially among hip-hop stars such as 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and LL Cool J.
Who Snitched On Big Meech?
As earlier stated, Big Meech and Southwest T headed a $270 million drug-trafficking business that ran a nationwide narcotics network with over 500 recruited staff, who delivered thousands of kilos of cocaine in cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Birmingham, and Alabama.
Truly, Terry Flenory wasn’t trusted among his people, who weren’t loyal to him either. His men snitched on him by giving information to the authorities. Around this time, Demetrius and Terry weren’t working together but had separate drug businesses, but when they were caught, they took the fall together.
Big Meech Release Date
Demetrius Flenory will be out of jail on May 5, 2028.
Big Meech Show
Black Mafia Family is a mini-series with eight episodes that cover the story of the Flenory brothers. Big Meech and hip-hop star 50 Cent, the executive producer, worked together to make this drama.
The cast consists of Tyshon Freeman, Jasun Jabbar Wardlaw Jr., Demetrius Lil Meech Flenory Jr., La La Anthony, Michole Briana White, and Detroit star, Kash Doll as “Monique”. The movie starred an appearance from hip-hop star, Snoop Dogg.
Big Meech Net Worth
Big Meech is believed to make as much as $2 million a year while in prison. The Black Mafia Family head honcho has a huge net worth of over $100 million – mostly proceeds from his drug trafficking and money laundering business.
He has a record label, expected to make money from artists’ songs, partnership deals, and performances.
When he was arrested in 2005, Big Meech was dispossessed of many costly items, such as a 2005 Dodge Magnum, a 2004 Bently Continental GT, a Ford F150 truck, and a piece of jewelry worth almost $700,000.